The Lovely Covent Garden Market-By Courtney Kellogg
We experienced our first rainy day in London Town.
Grey clouds started to form as we made our way out of class this Tuesday morning. Raincoats were pulled on and umbrellas hit the sky while we walked over to Covent Garden Market.
We were pleasantly surprised when we walked upon a cute part of town where flowers were hung and window boxes were filled with vines.
As we walked into Covent Garden Market we found pop up stands, cafes, yummy restaurants, and so much more. We suddenly were met with the hustle and bustle and chaos of the market. People were selling your typical tourists magnets, t-shirts, and coffee mugs. Artists displayed their paintings, jewelry, and murals to be bought.
The Covent Garden not only had shops and art, but musicians and magicians made their mark in the market as well. We stopped and watched as a local magician used some tactics to keep his audience engaged with his act. He used humor and a loud voice to keep his listeners interested and wanting more. Wearing nothing but socks and underwear, he made his way over to an audience volunteer to perform his act. The magician laid on a board of nails only to be stood on with another board of nails. Conquering the pain, the magician gets up while the audience cheers.
A small orchestra also played beautiful music for people passing by and sitting down for tea.
Making our way out of the lively Covent Garden Market, we promised we’d be back to explore more.
As for the rain, it happily continued as we stopped for delicious donuts at Doughnut Time and I promised myself I’d be back for another doughnut.